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A Level Success for Bolton School Girls

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Students and teachers at Bolton School Girls’ Division have celebrated another excellent year for A Level results with an increase in the number of girls achieving 3 A*/A grades or better. 16.2% of grades were at the very highest level of A*, almost half (47.2%) were at A*-A and almost three quarters (72.4%) were in the A*-B range. The percentage of girls with at least ABB grades was 53.6%. The overall pass rate was at 98.6% with 89.3% of grades being A*-C. 

The vast majority of girls will progress to their first choice university, four of which are set to study at Oxford or Cambridge: Eleanor Harding to study Medicine at Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; Connie Eyles to study German and Russian at St Edmund Hall, Oxford; Alexandra Hopkinson to read Classics at St Anne’s College, Oxford; and Amy Lyons to study Medicine at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford.

There were many individual success stories on the day: Charlotte Bodger, Charlotte Crowe, Eleanor Harding and Tayyibah Khalid all achieved at least 3 A* grades and there were at least 2 A*s for these pupils: Fiona Cooper, Alexandra Hopkinson, Abbie Humphreys, Neha Jeyam, Amy Lyons, Iman Orths, Emma Rayner and Georgia White. 

Reflecting on the outstanding results, Headmistress Sue Hincks said: “We are delighted with the girls’ achievements this morning, which reflects their talents, combined with hard work and motivation. An amazing 16.2% of grades were A* at A2 and nearly half of all grades were either A* or A with three quarters being A* to B. A third of the girls had at least 3 A grades. We wish all of Year 13 every success as they head off to their chosen University. We shall have the opportunity of praising them individually at our Presentation Evening on Thursday, 15th September, when Ms Selina Scott, of tv news fame, will present the prizes.

We decided to enter the girls for AS this year and we have been very pleased with their success at Year 12, particularly in the new, harder reformed subjects. We hope that Universities will appreciate having the extra information which an AS grade supplies on the girls’ UCAS forms.”

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All these students celebrated having achieved at least 2 A* grades

All these students celebrated having achieved at least 2 A* grades

Eleanor, Alex and Connie along with Amy Lyons will all study at Oxbridge

Eleanor, Alex and Connie along with Amy Lyons will all study at Oxbridge

Girls, boys and parents all celebrated excellent A level results

Girls, boys and parents celebrated excellent A level results